Proverbs 15:16

“Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Better is little with the feare of the Lord, then great treasure, and trouble therewith.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Better is little, with the fear of Jehovah, Than great treasure and trouble therewith.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great wealth together with trouble.
- Basic English Bible

Better is little with the fear of Jehovah than great store and disquietude therewith.
- Darby Bible

Better is little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure and trouble with it.
- Webster's Bible

Better is little, with the fear of Yahweh, than great treasure with trouble.
- World English Bible

Better [is] a little with the fear of Jehovah, Than much treasure, and tumult with it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Better is little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure and turmoil therewith.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 15:16


15:16 Trouble - Tumultuous lusts and passions, vexatious cares, and horrors of conscience.


Discussion for Proverbs 15:16

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